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May 16, 2017

Cultural Diffusion and Trends in Facebook Photographs

The International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM)

Online social media is a social vehicle in which people share various moments of their lives with their friends, such as playing sports, cooking dinner or just taking a selfie for fun, via visual means, i.e., photographs. Our study takes a closer look at the popular visual concepts illustrating various cultural lifestyles from aggregated, de-identified photographs.

By: Quenzeng You, Dario Garcia, Manohar Paluri, Jiebo Luo, Jungseock Joo
April 24, 2017

Connective recovery in social networks after the death of a friend

Nature Human Behavior

Most individuals have few close friends, leading to potential isolation after a friend’s death. Do social networks heal to fill the space left by the loss? We conduct such a study of self-healing and resilience in social networks.

By: William Hobbs, Moira Burke
April 3, 2017

Detecting Large Reshare Cascades in Social Networks

International Conference on World Wide Web

In this paper, we propose SansNet, a network agnostic approach towards detecting large reshare cascades in online social networks.

By: Karthik Subbian, B. Aditya Prakash, Lada Adamic
April 3, 2017

Understanding Short-term Changes in Online Activity Sessions

World Wide Web (WWW)

Using data from the online social networking site Facebook, we uncover temporal patterns at a much smaller time scale: within individual sessions.

By: Farshad Kooti, Karthik Subbian, Winter Mason, Lada Adamic, Kristina Lerman
February 25, 2017

BARCHAN: Blob Alignment for Robust CHromatographic ANalysis

Journal of Chromatography A

In this study, we present a chromatogram and template alignment method based on peak registration called BARCHAN.

By: Camille Couprie, Laurent Duval, Maxime Moreaud, Sophie Henon, Melinda Tebib, Vincent Souchon
February 22, 2017

Automatic Alt-text: Computer-generated Image Descriptions for Blind Users on a Social Network Service

CSCW

This paper covers the design and deployment of an automatic alt-text (AAT), a system that applies computer vision technology to identify faces, objects, and themes from photos to generate photo alt-text for screen reader users on Facebook.

By: Shaomei Wu, Jeffrey Wieland, Omid Farivar, Julie Schiller
February 21, 2017

Discussion Quality Diffuses in the Digital Public Square

WWW 2017

We present the results of a study on large public Facebook pages where we randomly used two different methods—most recent and social feedback—to order comments on posts.

By: George Berry, Sean Taylor
December 16, 2016

The Paradox of Weak Ties in 55 Countries

Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization

This is the first paper to use a single dataset and methodology to compare the importance of weak ties across countries.

By: Laura K. Gee, Jason J. Jones, Christopher J. Fariss, Moira Burke, James H. Fowler
November 8, 2016

Performance or Capacity

CMG imPACt, Conference by the Computer Measurement Group

We explore the gap between measurement and aggregation approaches used in performance monitoring, which are not always useful for capacity planning, vs approaches used in capacity planning are often meaningless for performance analysis, and discusses ways to reconcile the two tasks.

By: Alexander Gilgur, Steve Politis
October 31, 2016

Online Social Integration is Associated with Reduced Mortality Risk

PNAS

We reference 12 million social media profiles against California Department of Public Health vital records and use longitudinal statistical models to assess whether social media use is associated with longer life.

By: William Hobbs, Moira Burke, Nicholas Christakis, James H. Fowler